Wellington walks - Map and guide
View the Wellington Walks map and guide here. You can also pick up a copy of the brochure from our Service Centre, Wellington i-SITE Visitor Information Centre and local libraries.
Whatever your mood, there’s a walk for you – whether you’re after a relaxing wander through our parks and gardens or keen for a more challenging hike around the coast. They offer unbeatable views, and most are only minutes from the city centre.
To ensure public safety and enhance the experience for walkers and runners, some parks and tracks are closed to mountain biking and cyclists. To find a bike-free track, check out our Walking-Only Tracks map.
Our city has been shaped by earthquakes, the greywacke hills worn down by wind, and the valleys carved by water. Extreme weather has created a rugged but resilient coastline.
Our native forests support a thriving ecosystem of birds, lizards and insects. To see the best examples of remnant podocarp/kohekohe-tawa forest in Wellington, visit Khandallah Park and Otari-Wilton’s Bush, New Zealand’s only native botanic garden.
Dogs must be on leads outside dog exercise areas. Please remember to clean up after your dog and dispose of the waste appropriately.